The semi-new fishing (no hyphen) rod sits (where?), used and exhausted. It has been through thick and thin, though(,) the rod still stands. Evaporated salt coats the exterior, yet the interior, coated with oil, is pristine. Despite its malformed looks, it retains a bit of luck. As the fishermen say: let's use it one more time to see if it will give us a bit of luck.
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